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Technical Director - DTS

Multiple Locations: Seattle, Washington, United States • Redwood City, California, United States • Los Angeles, California, United States • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada • Orlando, Florida, United States

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Requisition Number: 168075

Position Title: Sr Software Engineer I

External Description:

We are EA - the world’s largest video game publisher. You are probably familiar with many of our titles - FIFA, Battlefield, Madden, Battlefront, The Sims, Need for Speed, Plants vs Zombies and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, to name a few. But maybe you don’t know how we are committed to creating games for every platform - from social to mobile to console - to give our consumers the anytime, anywhere access they demand. What does that mean for you? It means more opportunities to unleash your creative genius, be inspired by those around you and ignite your path in any direction you choose.

 

The Challenge Ahead

 

A brilliant chance for a talented and experienced software engineering professional to move into, and develop within the fast-paced world of gaming.

 

The Quality Engineering team is responsible for driving tools, innovation and development to ensure we deliver the leading entertainment products and systems that are expected from EA, while improving the quality of life for every developer, content creator and tester within our teams world-wide.

 

Come and join us for an opportunity to work with the best game development teams in the world in a challenging yet fun and creative environment.

What Does a Technical Director Do at EA?

Strategy & Planning

  • Define the strategic technology plan for the team by working with customers to deliver required technology, methods & processes to successfully deliver on opportunities identified by stakeholders across EA studios worldwide.
  • Provide strategic planning and direction in the area of integrating, testing, releasing and live service support of solutions and infrastructures for the group:
  1. Lead the development of tools, automation, services and release strategy.
  2. Validate requirements with stakeholders and design solutions in combination with members of the team.
  3. Conduct ROI analysis and prioritize tasks based on them.
  4. Drive innovation and manage opportunities.
  5. Drive collaboration and cooperation with partners.
  6. Be accountable for the technical proficiency of the team.
  7. Assist partners to understand their technology & data requirements and plan for service and strategies, while functioning as a subject matter expert in web technologies with customer teams.

 

Implementation & Deployment

  • Provide technical oversight and direction to team engineers.
  • Establish a robust code quality process, including continuous integration and static code analysis.
  • Review and approve proposed development releases and oversee the release process for solutions.
  • Monitor solution usage, performance and resolve any failures.
  • Provide consulting to partners to drive collaboration and gain alignment on strategies at the component, sub-system, system level and services.
  • Partner with stakeholders and development directors to ensure technology is delivered following a Minimal Viable Product methodology.
  • Oversee internal and external project dependencies, risks and critical paths; prepare contingency plans; recommend solutions and approve plan & timelines; understand overall impact on stakeholders.
  • Implement appropriate technology to deliver the maximum benefit to the business.
  • Lead solutions deployment, education and collect customer feedback.
  • Able to quickly assess situations, troubleshoot complex problems and lead a team through issue resolution when customer impacting issues occur.

Operational Management

  • Resolve technical problems in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Ensure that internal technological processes and customer-facing services comply with expectations.
  • Promote achievement of the team business goals and develop practices for sharing software code, technological innovation and business processes, and other intellectual property.
  • Help create a strong and coherent technical community by developing relationships with technical peers in game development teams and other groups.
  • Participate in recruitment, training & coaching of engineers to enhance individual effectiveness and professional growth.

 

You Will Need

  • 10+ years app or web development experience (other useful technology experience may include Angular JS, React, Ruby on Rails, Spring / Play, PHP, etc).
  • A minimum of 4 years software industry technical experience working on quality verification tools, test automation and/or development process improvements.
  • Software Architecture experience designing large-scale, distributed and performant systems.
  • Experience working with multiple different types of data storage technologies, such as SQL based data stores (MySQL, PostgreSQL, MSSQL, etc.), document-based data stores (MongoDB, Couchbase, Elasticsearch, etc.), and others.
  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Test-Driven Development, and experience leading a team in implementing these principals.
  • Demonstrate organizational communication and management skills with a desire to contribute to a creative environment by utilizing globally distributed talent.
  • Project management skills to define tasks in a well-organized manner, based on resource and time management.
  • Excellent communication, documentation and problem-solving skills.

Bonus Points For:

  • Passion for video games and digital entertainment.
  • Mobile app/game development experience.
  • Advanced development experience with C# and/or C++.
  • Ability to mentor, coach and develop engineer growth and professional development.

 

In this role, you will have the opportunity to be a key player in EA’s approach for ensuring its games meet the highest possible software quality standards in a fast paced and fun software engineering environment.




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Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

EEOText: About EA At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free video games and so much more! Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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About EA

At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. 

We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and maternity and paternity leave, plus free video games and so much more! 

Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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